The Freedom to Learn

Founded in 1988 by Ladell Black, former Peace Corps worker and long-time teacher, the school was named KapKa, an English approximation of a Klamath word for a small evergreen tree, to represent the natural growth that occurs when a child is rooted in a nurturing environment.

KapKa is a thriving learning community of children, their families, and teachers. At KapKa, we believe the role of the teachers is to create an academically stimulating environment where learning happens naturally and in a variety of ways that include both independent study and team projects. Parents have an integral role in running the school and provide support in the classrooms . The experience, commitment, and creativity of our professional teachers, combined with the talent and dedication of our parents, make KapKa a place of joyful exploration and a close, caring community.


KapKa recorded a CD this year! Watch our music video!